In many ways, choosing to live in Portland is choosing to live by one powerful idea. Be nice. This credo may not be on all the marketing materials for the city, but deep down, it is the fabric that binds Portland’s communities together. We can be nice while keeping Portland weird, and Northeast Portland demonstrates this beautifully.
Living under the “be nice” belief has allowed Portland to achieve a balance between work and lifestyle with quality time for both your body and mind. Neighborliness is what NE Portland is all about since it is one of the most diverse parts of the city.
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Northeast Portland Has It All
Neighborhood to neighborhood, NE Portland is a kaleidoscope of the best parts of Portland. It’s home to the industrial heart of the city, but at the same time, it has some of the world’s best dining experiences. Northeast Portland also houses Oregon’s biggest sports arena and one of the largest street fairs in the country.
There are many different types of neighborhoods in the area. You’ll find industrial, loft-style living, neighborhoods with wide streets lined with old-growth trees, and everything in between.
NE Portland is one of the oldest areas of the Rose City, and its roots run deep. The area’s growth and prosperity are a testament to the character of the people who call it home.
Sports, Concerts, and More
There are too many unique places to fit into one article because Northeast PDX is so diverse and exciting. From barebones loft spaces to double-digit bedroom mansions, it is all available in Northeast.
The Willamette River divides Portland’s east and west sides while Burnside St. splits the city into north and south. The asphalt and cement feel of NE Portland begins at the river’s edge in the Lloyd District. The Moda Center, home of Portland’s NBA team, the Trailblazers, rises to dominate the skyline. This multi-purpose facility hosts dozens of world-class concerts and events annually.
Located right next door to the Moda Center is the Oregon Convention Center. This busy civic center brings in almost a million visitors a year for a wide range of events, from trade shows to auctions and more. As you would expect, this area of NE Portland has a lot of things to do, many places to eat, and plenty of places to stay for those who are visiting.
About 15 years ago, some serious cooking started to happen in Portland. In short order, people began to take notice, and PDX quickly grew from a regional favorite to an internationally recognized center of great restaurants.
The neighborhood of East Burnside, also known as the Kerns District, is Portland’s version of restaurant row. You can stroll past famous eatery after famous eatery to find just the right spot. Foodies from all over the world flock to Kerns to sample the latest and greatest Portland Cuisine in the heart of NE Portland.
This part of Portland also has some of the city’s best BBQ and homestyle cooking. If a rack of ribs is your style, then you are in for a treat.
Another great place to find excellent food is the Alberta Arts District. Home to great grub and one of the larger street fairs in the country, Alberta is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire city. Its food and art scene is top-tier, and its love of people is apparent everywhere you go.
With Sandy Blvd. running through the center, NE Portland’s Hollywood district is another great spot for food and entertainment. Pubs, coffee shops, and fine dining line the streets here, along with intimate concert venues and galleries.
The Great Outdoors in the City
To truly be Portland, neighborhoods need quick access to outdoor spaces. Northeast PDX boasts beautiful parks such as Sacajawea Park and Grant Park, among others, to ensure residents and visitors can spend plenty of time outside.
Bicyclists, dog walkers, and joggers are all at home on the streets of NE Portland. The stately Irvington and Alameda neighborhoods feel like parks all on their own. With wide streets and giant old trees, it’s easy to forget that you’re right in the heart of the city.
What Kind of Home Do You Want?
NE Portland is a big place with significant variety when it comes to the style of homes. It has some of the grandest old neighborhoods that the city has to offer, along with some of the most affordable.
Areas such as the Sabin neighborhood draw a lot of families who enjoy its relatively affordable homes and the proximity to downtown. With Craftsman and bungalow-style houses, Sabin is a beautiful part of NE Portland. This neighborhood epitomizes Portland’s “niceness” with bylaws that intentionally work toward diversity and inclusion.
Other neighborhoods, such as Irvington, Grant Park, and Alameda, have the classic Old Portland style. Big lots, unconventional street patterns, and large, striking homes are typical in these areas.
Moving further east from the river, you find neighborhoods that are more suburban and have a quieter pace of life. Thanks to one of the country’s best transit systems and wide, grid-like streets, even these outer neighborhoods are never far from the action.
Is Northeast Portland Right for You?
The Rose City truly has something for everyone. Whether you want to be out in the suburbs or in the thick of downtown living, there is a neighborhood for you. The Julia Monaghan Real Estate team knows the ins and outs of each part of the Portland Metro area to help buyers find just what they need.
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